Lladro Privilege Gold, Shiva Nataraja. Size: 18.5" x 17.25"
Along with Brahma (the one that "creates") and Vishnu (the one that "preserves"), Shiva is one of the most important Gods in Hinduism.
Shiva is the Hindu God associated with Creation and Destruction, that is, the rhythmic movement of the cosmos. He destroys in order to build again.
Shiva has different manifestations. Although the most popular is the seated Shiva, he can be represented in other different forms and poses. When depicted in a dancing pose, as a symbol of the act of creation, he is called Nataraja. When performing this cosmic dance, Shiva arouses energies that can shape the world.